Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mary Worth 56

Awkward parallelism, Mary Worth. I believe you meant, "Is this mission of mercy or idea of wackiness?"

Regardless, does anyone know how long it might take Mary to nurse the dog back to health, bond with the dog, realize it doesn't really belong to her, track down the rightful owners, and see the joy on the children's faces when she returns Dog in a Basket to them?

8 comments:

birdlady said...

Why does Mary think in black and white?

wanders said...

I think for Mary Worth, the whole world is black and white... but that reminds me: I can't remember the last time I saw an African American in Santa Royale.

birdlady said...

Well, we all know California is almost 100% Caucasian, right?

I'd hate to see how the artist draws African-Americans. Considering how Southeast Asians look in her world, I'm sure it would be offensive.

wanders said...

Birdlady, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. I understand where you're coming from, but I think Joe Giella is a great artist! I can't imagine the pressure of his daily deadlines. Sometimes something will seem rushed like an odd perspective on a bicycle or automobile, or Tiny Cat Lover Lady, but the central focus of each panel is almost always masterfully rendered. I'd love to commission some art from him. My dream picture - his Batman giving Mary Worth a ride in the Batmobile.

wanders said...

And I forgot to mention he's nearly 80 years old. You can read more about his interesting career here.

emmerdalian said...

The last time an African American was spotted in Santa Royale was probably June 2003!

wanders said...

Thanks, emmerdalian. Good research! You'd think there'd at least be a background person.

Biscuit Carroll said...

Mary is such an optimist. I worry that the dog will not pull through.